Music Snobbery

(Disclaimer: This post probably does not peg me in a good light. Roll with it though; I’m pretty sure everyone feels the same way, whether it be hidden deep down or blatantly slung in someone’s face.)

My name is Nina & I’m a Music-aholic.

I love music. I’m in love with music. If I were stranded somewhere & I could have only one thing, it would be music. Even above food & conversation & great works of literature. I need music in my life. Correction; I need my music in my life.

I’m a music snob. A complete & utter snob. I have this (sometimes) hidden need to be right when it comes to music. I almost feel like I have a monopoly on all good music. Heck, not almost – I do feel like I have a monopoly on all good music. Now, don’t get me wrong, if you disagree with me about a certain track or album I won’t sound off at you (unless you’re my husband, but he promised to love me in sickness & in health & (as said by Monica – “this is my sickness”!) I may however think a little less of you. Sorry. =/ Does that make me a terrible person?

*I can’t resist using a FRIENDS video…*

 

Either way, I like to think I have a fairly eclectic taste & open mind when it comes to music. I just love it. From Des’ree’s soulful tone, to the rough passion of Dave Grohl, to Jeff Buckley’s purity, to The Civil Wars unarguably perfect harmonies, I love music. I love a moving melody, a catchy riff, an interesting or touching lyric. Harmonies are what really do me though. I love a good harmony.

I should say however, that I do have just a couple of rules when it comes to music:

1. Never insult Jeff Buckley. Musical genius. No debate.

2. Never be too hasty in judging a piece of music.

3. Stick to your guns. If you love a piece of music, but no one else does, who cares? It’s your taste. Defend it. Explain why you love it. Maybe you’ll educate someone =P

Anyway…here’s a list of some of my favourite songs to listen to at the moment.** I’ll pop up videos of a few of them at the end too…

– Lover You Should’ve Come Over, Jeff Buckley

– Radioactive, Imagine Dragons

– Shelter, Birdy

– Turning Page, Sleeping At Last

– Roslyn, Bon Ivor & St. Vincent

– Heaven Song, Phil Wickham

I’m Kissing You, Des’ree

Iris, Goo Goo Dolls

Poison & Wine, Eavesdrop, Same Old Same Old, actually, anything by The Civil Wars

Heroes, David Bowie

– The Story, Brandi Carlile

– Atlas, Coldplay

– Hide and Seek, Imogen Heap

– Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

– Never Let Me Go, Florence and the Machine

– Everlong, Foo Fighters

**NB: These change. A lot.

Noah’s current favourite song is Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus. He sings it all the time and asks us to put it on as soon as we get in the car. I love that about him. He’s already developing his music taste. Actually in truth, I’m just so happy he’s moved away from Justin Beiber. Phew.

 

Now please, enjoy…

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Noah’s got ‘Bieber Fever’! (& so has daddy …)

Just a quick post today as I’m currently in the middle of a big project (will post details later) but for now, here is my little man singing his heart out to his favourite song (check out the duet with daddy half way through – such joy! Haha).

Enjoy – it’s almost the weekend!!